|USS Arval (SP-1045)|
Arval as a private motorboat sometime between 1911 and 1917.
|Career (United States)|
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Builder:||Stamford Motor Construction Company, Stamford, Connecticut|
|Acquired:||1 November 1917|
|Commissioned:||1 November 1917|
|Decommissioned:||27 February 1919|
|Struck:||27 February 1919|
|Fate:||Returned to owner 27 February 1919|
|Notes:||Operated as private motorboat Arval 1911-1917 and from 1919|
|Type:||Patrol vessel employed as hospital boat|
|Tonnage:||49 gross tons|
|Length:||75 ft (23 m)|
|Beam:||14 ft (4.3 m)|
|Draft:||10 ft (3.0 m) forward|
|Armament:||2 x 1-pounder guns|
Arval was built as a private motorboat of the same name in 1911 by the Stamford Motor Construction Company at Stamford, Connecticut. On 1 November 1917, the U.S. Navy acquired her from her owner, Donald N. Test, for use as a section patrol boat during World War I. She was commissioned the same day at Chicago, Illinois, as USS Arval (SP-1045) with Ensign Franklin Smith, USNRF, in command.
Arval departed Chicago on the day of her commissioning and arrived at Charleston, South Carolina, on 7 November 1917. Assigned to the 6th Naval District section patrol and based at Wilmington, North Carolina, Arval patrolled the coastal waters of North Carolina through the end of World War I.
In January 1919, Arval moved north to New York City. She was decommissioned and returned to her owner on 27 February 1919, and stricken from the Navy List the same day.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Department of the Navy Naval History and Heritage Command Online Library of Selected Images: Civilian Ships: Arval (American Motor Boat, 1911). Served as USS Arval (SP-1045) in 1917-1919
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive Arval (SP 1045)
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